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EOL Chinese GE F6T5 Lamp

EOL Chinese GE F6T5 Lamp

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This is a now EOL Chinese GE F6T5 lamp that I used to test my Advance LQ-106F-TP ballast. I think both cathodes are out of emitter. I ran it on a battery powered instant start ballast out of a 5 watt 12 volt CFL most of its life, just now did I start running it on rapid start. When I turned it on today, it wouldn't start. I layed my hand on it and it blinked dimly and tried to start, but when I preheated the cathodes, they glowed like incandescent lamps and did not show the cool white color of the lamp. Maybe it lost vacuum already?

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Light Information

Manufacturer:GE
Lamp
Lamp Type:F6T5
Filament/Radiator Type:Preheat
Base:Mini Bi-Pin
Shape/Finish:T5
Fixture
Fixture Type:Fluorescent
Socket Type:G5
Electrical
Wattage:6 Watt
Optical
Lumen Output:295 Lumens
Color Temperature:Cool White
Physical/Production
Factory Location:China
Application/Use:Works Only On Instant Start Ballasts For EOL Shows Now

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Jun 30, 2018 at 11:04 AM Author: Fluorescent05
What do you guys think? Should I fry it on an electronic instant start ballast for an EOL show or would my parents get mad that mercury would leak (In that case I would just bring it to the hardware store and buy more small T5 lamps to run on my rapid start ballasts)?

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Jun 30, 2018 at 11:59 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Just fry it on the electronic ballast for that awesome EOL show! Then throw/recycle it right after. Take a picture of the aftermath!

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Jul 02, 2018 at 09:44 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Unfortunately, one of the cheap Chinese endcaps broke off (but luckily didn't break the lamp), and took both wires with it. Now, there are no wires coming from that end of the lamp anymore.

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